Syria is an ancient tourist country. The Syrian Arab Republic is located in the
western part of Asia overlooking the Mediterranean Basin. It is area is 184,000
square kilometers with 16 million inhabitants. It is surrounded by Turkey form
the north, Iraq from the east, Jordan and Palestine from the south and the
Mediterranean and Lebanon form the west. It is the land of continuous and
uninterrupted history. It has known most of the prophets and conquerors. It is
the land on which greatest empires accumulated.
Syria is known for being a land containing many
historical ruins. The National Museum in Damascus is famous for the valuable
historical belongings. It is similar to an active exhibition showing evidences
of human development on the Syrian territories. There, one can find astonishing
ruins which stand for Syrian oriental ruins and other ruins belonging to the
Greek, Roman and Byzantine eras as well as Arab an Islamic ruins. IT also
contains the Damascene hall which is a symbol of beauty. In Damascus also there
is the Omayyad Mosque which is viewed as one of the marvelous Arab architecture.
Beside it lies the tomb of Salah Ed-Dim Al-Ayyoubi. In another area in the city
lies the Takieyh Suleimanhieh with its wonderful engravings and architecture.
This has not effected its inhabitants who were sometimes known as the
Amorites and sometimes the Arameans, but were all the time known as Arabs who
remained trade mediators all over the world and emissaries combining human
education and cooperation.
This land does not only embody human efforts and hopes, including the
civilizations above and beneath it but it was a landmark of antiquity throughout
all ages. It was also an eternal paradise at all times, and a dream-full desert
covered by sand dunes around abandoned cities that have once ruled the Near East
region as a whole. It is a land of dense forests that almost prevent sunshine to
beam over their feet. It is also a beautiful coastline that curves along
soft-sanded shores, and it is a superior climate that is affected by mountains
forests, sea and desert making tourism an enjoyment. It is the first and for all
the country of human being who has turned cooper into artistic tools and mud
into embroidered containers, whereby changing the shepherd life into a stable
agricultural life which witnessed the construction of cities and civilizations.
It is the land of the Arabs who introduced the alphabet in the form of languages
and simplified writings that have turned to be a political and trade apparatus
through the world conveying thoughts from era to era.